A 35-year-old member asked:
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questions about breast reduction? what happens if i gain weight later?

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Dr. Otto Placik
34 years experience Plastic Surgery
Depends on age : This will depend on your age and if weight gain is associated with hormonal changes of pregnancy or menopause. The breast is essentially composed of skin, fat and breast. Earlier in life, weight gain is more likely to be associated with overgrowth of the breast tissue and fat whereas later in life the increase is more likely associated with increase in the relative proportions of the fat component.
Answered on Dec 9, 2013
Dr. Greg Sexton
39 years experience Plastic Surgery
They get bigger: After a breast reduction your breasts will still get larger and smaller based on overall weight.
Answered on Apr 6, 2013
Dr. Tom Pousti
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
Get Bigger: Generally best to have breast reduction surgery performed as close as possible to your long-term stable weight to help avoid fluctuation of breast size afterwards.
Answered on Apr 6, 2013

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